Reminder - EA Closing More Servers

By Jonathan Barnes, 7 years ago
Just a quick FYI to remind you of our previous coverage on this glorious Monday:

Good news everyone: We're all getting puppies!

Bad news: EA is closing more servers... and there are no puppies.

Before the comment section fills with vitriolic hate-spewing, let's hear exactly WHY EA shuts down online services:

The decisions to retire older EA games are never easy. The development teams and operational staff pour their hearts into these games almost as much as the customers playing them and it is hard to see one retired. But as games get replaced with newer titles, the number of players still enjoying the older games dwindles below a point — fewer than 1% of all peak online players across all EA titles — where it’s feasible to continue the behind-the-scenes work involved with keeping these games up and running. We would rather our hard-working engineering and IT staff focus on keeping a positive experience for the other 99% of customers playing our more popular games. We hope you have gotten many hours of enjoyment out of the games and we appreciate your ongoing patronage.
Hopefully the 1% of you still playing these games will understand that, in the words of Spock, "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few."

Here are the games that will cease online service on August 11th:
NCAA Football 10

Additionally, on October 1st, the following games will cease online service:

Madden NFL 10
NHL 10

While I'm sure this decision will be WILDLY popular amongst the community, I challenge you to leave your AMAZINGLY POSITIVE comments in the form of a haiku.
Jonathan Barnes
Written by Jonathan Barnes
Jonathan has been a news/views contributor since 2010. When he's not writing reviews, features, and opinion pieces, he spends his days working as an informal science educator and his nights as an international man of mystery.